Delville Wood

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Delville Wood

Postby plbramham » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:46 pm

Just a few pix from my Somme centenary trip ( and Ypres).
All photos taken on a Nikon compact camera I bought from e bay for £30 - you don't need to have "posh" camera stuff! if you know what you are doing!
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South Africa band were rehearsing for a centenary event, hence could not get closer
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Delvillle Wood cemetery
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Delvillle Wood cemetery
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Delvillle Wood cemetery
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Re: Delville Wood

Postby kerchi » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:02 am

You certainly were lucky with the weather Paul. All your photos of the various cemeteries and memorials are superb and really do them justice!
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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Re: Delville Wood

Postby plbramham » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:11 pm

Actually weather was a bit TOO good! About 30 degrees. I almost collapsed at Theipval! Countless bottles of water and coke ( I mean the " fizzy drink" not the drug!) kept me going!
Recommendation, if anyone does a battlefield tour, especially in summer, take a water bottle.
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Re: Delville Wood

Postby kerchi » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:08 am

Well, when I go next year some time I hope I am as lucky with the weather as you were. I'd prefer it not too hot but some blue skies would be nice. As we are walkers we usually go well prepared if we're going to be out for a few hours. As long as I have some food to keep me going, a couple bottles of water and a full battery on my Nikon (and it's not raining) I'm happy.
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